The Big Cork Oak
Species: Cork Oak (Quercus suber L.)
Age: 250 years
Region: Vale do Pereiro, Arraiolos, Alentejo, Portugal
The Big Cork Oak
Vale do Pereiro, in the municipality of Arraiolos, is a small village whose surrounding area corresponds to the typical Alentejo landscape. Among its paths stands “The Big Cork Oak” which, due to its size, harbours life, awakens feelings and surprises us with the diameter of the canopy and the way it is loved, esteemed and known by the community. In the summer, under its shade, shelters men and animals, harbouring the workers field lunch and giving way to the herds.
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European Tree of the Year 2022
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3rd place 
Nominated by: Arraiolos Municipality
National contest organizer: UNAC - Union of the Mediterranian Forest
Previous years and their winners

Finalists of the European Tree of the Year 2022

Oak Dunin
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1st place 
Oak of Conxo's Banquet Forest
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2nd place 
The Big Cork Oak
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3rd place 
Chestnut of the hundred horses
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4th place 
Umbrella from High Tatras
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5th place 
Kippford Leaning Tree
United Kingdom (Scotland)
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6th place 
The Singing Lime
Czech Republic
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7th place 
The Multisecular Sweet Chestnut of Audran Square
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8th place 
Age Grand Oak
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9th place 
The weeping sophoras of the Csokonai Theatre in Debrecen
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10th place 
The giant sequoia from Slatina
Republic of Croatia
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11th place 
The Giant Sequoia of the Collège Notre Dame de Bonlieu
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12th place 
The King's Pine
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13th place 
Grandpa Kolyo's tree
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14th place 
I am Tilia
The Netherlands
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15th place 
The Turgenev oak
Russian Federation
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